By Miranda Leybourne Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Bringing home the spirits of Metis children who never came back from residential schools is the inspiration behind an initiative by the Manitoba Metis Federation, which has received a funding boost of more than $1 million from the federal government. Last Thursday, federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced funding of $1,417,835 for the 2022-24 fiscal years to support Pekeywaytahihnan nutr zanfaan leur zisprii, which translates to `we are bringing our children home.’ The MMF initiative is in its first phase of planning. According to a joint press release from the MMF and the federal government, the next steps for the initiative are forming a survivors committee to guide future initiatives, knowledge gathering, research of archival records, community engagement and commemoration plans. Helping
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